ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball is seeking to fill four vacancies on the Commission for Veterans and Military Families. Applicants may be a veteran or active-duty service member, a family member of a veteran or active-duty service member, or an individual who works or volunteers for an organization that serves the military and veteran community. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 2, 2024.

As a proud son of a Vietnam-era veteran and grandson of a Korean War veteran, I know how important it is to support our veterans and military families. This group helps make sure that we are addressing needs and solving problems for our military members and their dependents. I hope you will join us in our effort to improve the lives of those who have sacrificed so much for our protection and peace of mind.

Calvin Ball
Howard County Executive

The Commission is comprised of 13 members: nine veterans; two immediate family members of a veteran or person engaged in active-duty service, National Guard or Reserve at the time of appointment; and two individuals who work or volunteer for organizations that serve veterans or their families.

In addition to the above, eligible candidates must be Howard County residents, 18 years of age or older, have an interest in veteran and military family affairs, and be able to attend the Commission’s meetings on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are held virtually and at the Department of Community Resources and Services main office, 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive in Columbia.

Interested applicants should complete an application online by visiting www.howardcountymd.gov/applybc and selecting “Commission for Veterans and Military Families” in the form. The names of eligible applicants will be submitted to the County Executive for consideration. If approved, the appointment will be forwarded to the County Council for confirmation. For any questions regarding the application process, please email ApplyBC@howardcountymd.gov.

Established in 2011, The purpose of the Commission is to assure that the issues of Howard County veterans and military families are addressed effectively and efficiently. The Commission advises the County Executive and the County Council of the needs of veterans and military families and maintains a list of resources for both.

For more information about the Commission for Veterans and Military Families, visit www.howardcountymd.gov/vetcomm or write the Office of Veterans and Military Families at veterans@howardcountymd.gov.


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